Child Mortality Remains High in Asia and the Pacific: A Renewed Focus on Vaccines is Needed
Despite a notable drop in under-five mortality, Asia and the Pacific remains a hotspot for child deaths. The pandemic made things worse, causing a significant decline in routine immunizations. It's time to intensify vaccination programs and renew our commitment to children's health.
Factories or Call Centers? Asia Charts its Development Path
Asia’s industries, primarily manufacturing, fueled phenomenal economic growth and poverty reduction in recent decades. But today many countries are looking to the service sector as an alternative.
These Three Steps can Improve Food Security in Central Asia
Central Asian countries are facing major food security challenges, but can meet them by working together on shared solutions.
E-Transaction Platforms Could Help Protect Asia’s Banks from Nonperforming Loans
Persistent, high levels of nonperforming loans could undermine bank lending and economic recovery in Asia’s developing countries.
Diaspora Financing can Help Fund Asia’s Infrastructure Needs
Asia’s vast global diaspora – which includes many skilled, highly educated and prosperous people – is a strong potential source of financing for the region’s infrastructure and other development needs.
To Support Global Supply Chains, We Need to Help Small Businesses
The lack of credit for small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in global trade stifles growth and makes supply chains more vulnerable.
Microfinance Survived the Pandemic but Challenges Lie Ahead
The right actions by microfinance institutions and governments can ensure a promising outlook for microfinance in Asia this year.
How the Dollar-A-Day Poverty Line Changed International Development
Over three decades ago, economic researcher Martin Ravallion and his colleagues found a way to identify and quantify the world’s poorest people with an international poverty line that continues to guide policies to this day.
Workers Need Digital Skills to Remain Relevant in the Post-Pandemic Job Market
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.
Your Questions Answered: Are We on the Brink of a Global Recession?
ADB economists Matteo Lanzafame, Irfan Qureshi, Arief Ramayandi and Marcel Schroder answer questions about the possibility of a global recession and how it could affect Asia.